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Club Penguin Is Shutting Down Its Desktop Version And People Are Shook

"What are they going to do with all the penguins? They can't just kill them can they?"

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Club Penguin, the massive multiplayer online game and chat room, is shutting down in late March.

Club Penguin is officially shutting down, let us take a moment to appreciate the good times. 😭

In an announcement on the Club Penguin website, a spokesperson confirmed that after 11 years of service the game's desktop, browser-friendly version would be going offline, to be replaced with a mobile-only version of the game, called Club Penguin Island.

Club Penguin was an online community, similar to Neopets, were players could socialise, play games, and navigate a sprawling Antarctic world.

"As part of the launch of Club Penguin Island in March, we will be transitioning to an entirely new platform, and, we’ve made the decision to discontinue the current Club Penguin game on desktop and mobile devices on March 29, 2017," said the statement.

In 2007, Disney bought Club Penguin for $700 million dollars. At the time, the platform boasted more than twelve million total users and over 700,000 paying subscribers.

The announcement that Club Penguin wouldn't be around in its current form in a few months had people on Twitter understandably upset.

now that club penguin is shutting down what are they gonna do with all the penguins? they can't just kill them can they? its just not funny

um.......club penguin being shut down is a joke right?

Club Penguin is shutting down aka my entire childhood is going down the drain wow I'm gonna cry RIP greendude50 😭

is trump shutting down club penguin because of that time there was an organized penguin protest and everyone was typing not my president?

AS IF 2017 WASNT BAD ENOUGH ALREADY, NOW THEY'RE SHUTTING DOWN CLUB PENGUIN

*club penguin exists and i haven't been on it for years* *club penguin announces they're shutting down* me:

they're deleting club penguin? might as well delete my childhood

club penguin doesn't deserve to die it should've been me

In memoriam, please watch this user-created tribute to Club Penguin, set to Drowning Pool's "Let the bodies hit the floor."

At least we'll always have Neopets.

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